I have heard the following sentence in the TV series Marseille:

Tu me déposes à un arrêt de bus ou à une borne, s'il te plait.

Context: A girl is taking a ride a with a friend and tells him the sentence above.

What does "borne" mean here? I have looked at https://www.larousse.fr/dictionnaires/francais/borne/10264 and https://www.wordreference.com/fren/borne , but I could not found the meaning of the word in this context.

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Étant donné le contexte, ce pourrait être une « station de taxi. »


It is certainly a levélo rental station (a bike rental service similar to the Parisian Vélib).

The following picture shows what is called la borne principale which is present in every location:

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See http://www.levelo-mpm.fr/Comment-ca-marche/Les-stations

  • Thanks for the answer! It'd be nice to include in the answer that levélo is a bike rental service. Feb 5, 2020 at 10:52
  • By the way, I was in Marseilles last week-end and asked the question there and the answer was unanimously about this borne.
    – jlliagre
    Feb 5, 2020 at 10:57

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